Operational assessment of the reliability of single estimates of reservoir capacity

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    The ultimate aim of any hydrological analysis carried out at a proposed reservoir site should be the derivation of a complete reservoir capacity-yield-reliability (C-Y-R) relationship at the site. From such an information, it will be possible to select, for a given yield, the reservoir capacity which will satisfy the yield at an acceptable level of reliability over the operating life of the reservoir. In this paper, an attempt is made, using operational hydrology, to assess the intrinsic reliability of single, historic estimates of reservoir capacity. The results show that the reliability is not unique but varies depending on the length of data record, the statistical characteristics of the inflow series and the yield level. -from Author

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExtreme hydrological events : precipitation, floods and droughts : proceedings of the international symposium held at Yokohama, Japan, 20-23 July 1993
    EditorsZ. W. Kundzewicz
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

    Publication series

    NameIAHS publication
    ISSN (Print)0144-7815


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